Penrose Pentagon Boat Star

Discovered by


One manifestation of the famous Penrose tilings. In fact, this is the first manifestation found by Penrose, the Penrose rhomb, the Penrose kite-dart and the Robinson triangle tilings are refinements of this one. (You may also click ‘Penrose’ below ‘MLD-class’ above to see the others.) Their properties are discussed on the page Penrose rhomb. For a more detailed discussion see [GS87] .

Substitution Rule

Rule Penrose Pentagon Boat Star


Patch Penrose Pentagon Boat Star


Gr├╝nbaum, B and Shephard, G.C.
Tilings and Patterns
W.H. Freeman 1987, MR0857454